Can’t find a title in our catalog? Try our Zip Books program!zipPNG

Zip Books is supported by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. Through the program, you may request a title not currently in our collection and have it sent directly to your home by Amazon. When you have finished, simply drop off the book at the library.

In order to request a title, you must be a current library patron with no outstanding fines. If you don’t have a library card, you may request one with a valid photo ID and proof of address and you’ll be able to make a request that same day!

  • Up to FIVE Zip Book requests may be made per patron (or household), per month. 
  • There is no limit to how many of the monthly limit may be requested at once. 
  • You must return previously requested Zip Book(s) before you can submit an additional request.
  • Requests are limited to currently released titles not currently owned by the Blanchard Community Library.
  • Requests for books (regular print or large type) are limited to those available for under $50 pre-tax.
  • Requests for audiobooks and any foreign-language items (print included) are limited to those available for under $75 pre-tax.
  • Textbooks, Study Guides and Test Preparation materials will be considered based on their suitability for the Blanchard Community Library’s collection.
  • As fulfillment is handled by Amazon, please check their site beforehand to make sure the item is available.
  • Please note that orders are placed at least once a week; while our goal is to get requested materials shipped as quickly as possible, we cannot guarantee delivery dates. 
  • Patrons are responsible for lost or damaged items, or items not returned by June 30, 2023.  

Request a Zip Book

Contact us at (805) 525-3615 or email with any questions.